Join us for this special program as we celebrate Amphibian Week.  Learn about amphibians, get an up-close look of some of them and chat with an amphibian expert.

This virtual school program is part of Conservation Classroom, a collection of monthly lessons for K-5 students. Each lesson has four elements: wonder (video), engage (live virtual program), act (activities), and connect (video). Follow along with all four parts or pick and choose the videos and activities you want to explore. 




Supports NGSS K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1


amphibians, adaptations, habitats, life cycles




I wonder... what is an amphibian? Explore what makes an amphibian, an amphibian and meet a few from around the Zoo.


In this free, live virtual program, students met some amazing amphibians and learned about the adaptations they have for survival. Access the recording to enjoy the program that aired on May 8, 2024. Recording includes English captions, as well as Spanish and ASL interpretation. 


During the live program, follow along with us as we learn about amphibians. After the program, draw yourself as a herpetologist. Share your drawings with us at


Find the Am I An Amphibian Answer Sheet here!


Meet Sara, a herpetologist and animal care team member. As part of her "unZOOsual" career, Sara uses special care techniques to take care of amphibians.

For Educators

Educator's Materials

Conservation Classroom: Discovering Amphibians i­­s best suited for grades K-5. The full lesson consists of two videos, a live program, and two activities. Refer to the Smithsonian Learning Lab collection to help teach this lesson.

Letter to Guardians

After participating in the live program, print or send the following letter to guardians, explaining what their student learned in this lesson and how they can continue to engage from home.

Carta para el tutor

Después de participar en el programa en vivo, imprima o envíe la siguiente carta a los tutores, explicando lo que su estudiante aprendió en esta lección y cómo pueden continuar participando desde casa.

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